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It's like a Bubbling Brook

Philippians 4:4-7 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding , will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. The Peace of God that transcends….. I have often felt and have been enveloped by the Peace of God.  Usually I have quickly recognized it, but this time….with the passing of my mom…it has been a little different.  I have found myself asking why I am not hurting more…why the grieving somehow seems less so quickly…its only been a week. I find myself almost feeling guilty that my heart is not more painful….  My sister and I have both discussed this…both of us feeling the same.  The Peace of God the Bible says transcends….it goes beyond…beyond, past all that the human person feels, thinks and all

I have lost my dearest MOM

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“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me  has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.  John 5:24 (NKJV) 6:34 AM. I begin to write this morning with loss unimaginable. My dearest mom has slipped  away. A pain that echos through my mind and body causing me to grieve like never before.  I turn to my pen...(email) to begin to write a small drop of the ache inside of me.  My Hope and all that gives me strength is in Christ. I sit here this morning and even last night wondering if there was something more I could have done for my mom. My mom raised her family to be close and always to care and look out for  one another; that's how it was, that's how is was yesterday as we waited 8 hours for her to  come out of heart surgery. She never came back to us; God chose to call her from the  operating table into his presence. Tuesday night as I spoke to my mom, we spoke about the  Lord. She expla

Hep Us and Find Us Faithful

Psalm 121 (KJV) I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.  He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.  Behold, he that keepe t h Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy ke e per: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.  The LORD shall preserve thee from all e v il: he shall pre s erve thy soul.  The LORD shall preserve thy g o ing out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even  for evermore. I was singing this Psalm this morn i ng in the car on t h e w a y to w ork. As I was reading this Psalm, I was lead to r ead about David bui l ding an alter shortly after the Lord sent a plague on I s rael and 70,000 men f e ll dead.  As the angel was carrying out the instructions of the Lo r d, the Bible says the Lord saw it and relented; the mercy of God. David had t